Center for Pollinator Research
& Insect Biodiversity Center

Celebrating insect diversity in science and practice
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Featured News Stories

PSU awarded ~$39M for global research on crop threats
Reducing the negative effects of pests, diseases and weeds on crops in a climate-changed world is the goal of a multi-institution team led by Penn State and funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development as part of the organization’s initiative to end global hunger. 
Bug of the Month: November

This wasp will never sting a human; well, unless they are dressed up as a rose bush!

Solar panels
Penn State Recognized for Green Power Leadership
PSU enters the ranks of the Environmental Protection Agency’s "Top 30 College and University" list of green power users.
IBC-affiliated mentors sought for summer student internships
Eric Crandall (Assistant Research Professor, Biology) is seeking faculty mentors to increase diversity in STEM and at PSU for the summer PhD Bridge program for 2022.

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Undergraduate Research Workshop Series
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UPUA Environmental Justice Panel
A panel of Penn State professors will discuss how various fields of study can address crucial environmental justice issues
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